Hoverboards: A self-balancing scooter offering a fascinating and exhilarating ride

Though not exactly what ‘Back to the Future’ promised, Hoverboards are taking the world by storm and the Junk Mail team wanted to take a look at what these boards are, the different models, the Hoverboard price you can expect to pay and where you can find a totally awesome Hoverboard for sale.

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So, what exactly is a Hoverboard?

Despite us imagining Marty McFly literally hovering, today’s so-called hover boards are two-wheeled, self-balancing boards powered by a battery. Picture these hover boards as a Segway but without the handlebars.

Also known as electric self-balancing boards, what we today call hover boards, make use of gyroscopes. These gyros are responsible for the balance of the board and reacts to your movements – leaning sideways will steer you either left or right etc.

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There are various manufacturers of these boards, giving you a selection of choices when it comes to finding a Hover Board that matches your style.

Different Brands of Hoverboards Available

Below you will find a description of some of the many types of Hoverboards available in South Africa. From the HVRbrd and FlyBoy, to the boards produced under the eVoy brand.

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The FlyBoy

Priced from around R 8 500, the FlyBoy has a maximum load capacity of 100 kilograms and boasts awesome features like a built-in LED display for showing your battery levels. Charing to 80% in just 40 minutes, 80 minutes will allow for a full charge.

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Image via FlyBoys

The FlyBoy has two genuine Samsung batteries, a platform height of 100 millimetres and 170 millimetre, inflation free rubber tyres.

Some of this board’s other specifications include:

Maximum Possible MileageBetween 12 kilometres to 18 kilometres (flat and smooth surfaces)
Net Weight10 kilograms
Maximum Speed (which is controlled for safety reasons)10 kilometres per hour
Minimum Turning Radius
Maximum Climbing Capability ≤ 15˚

FlyBoyXL

Boasting Bluetooth, this model is the largest one from FlyBoy at the moment and has a starting price of around R 9 500. Designed for a more rugged terrain, this Hoverboard for sale has a maximum load capacity of 120 kilograms and a platform height measuring in at 120 millimeters.

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Image via FlyBoys

This board is also fitted with 250 millimetre inflatable rubber tyres and Samsung batteries. It has the same charging times as the smaller Flyboy and also shares specifications with its small brother:

Maximum Possible MileageBetween 12 kilometres to 18 kilometres. This does depend on the weight of the rider as well as the nature of the surface.
Net Weight15 kilograms
Maximum Speed (which is controlled for safety reasons)10 kilometres per hour
Minimum Turning Radius
Maximum Climbing Capability ≤ 15˚

The Hoverboard 360 XL

Featuring a Hoverboard price of around R 4 500, the 360 XL Hover Board takes between two and three hours to charge and is fitted with 10 inch air pressure tyres. Equipped with either Samsung or LG lithium batteries, it makes use of a transmission driven motor and even boasts two LED lights for those late night rides.

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Some of this board’s specifications include:

Range8 – 12 Miles (± 12.87 kilometres to ± 19.31 kilometres)
Net Weight± 14 kilograms
Maximum Speed (which is controlled for safety reasons)12 miles per hour (± 19.31 kilometres per hour)
Turning Radius
Maximum Load Capacity± 120 kilograms

Hoverboard 360 M2A2 Model

Making use of either Samsung or LG rechargeable lithium batteries, this model also has a charging time of between two and three hours. With a price of around R 4 500, this board is equipped with a bunch of goodies including Bluetooth (for your tunes), illuminated fenders, a bigger base and bigger wheels.

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With multi-coloured LED lights and a better stability coupled with a higher control, this model has some of the following specifications:

Range8 – 12 Miles (± 12.87 kilometres to ± 19.31 kilometres)
Net Weight± 10 kilograms
Maximum Speed (which is controlled for safety reasons)12 miles per hour (± 19.31 kilometres per hour)
Minimum Turning Radius
Maximum Load Capability ± 120 kilograms

GoBoard 2.0

Featuring a Bluetooth Speaker and with a weight limit of 100 kilograms, this Hoverboard price comes in at around R 8 500. Making use of Dual Gyro features, this board has a built-in charge protection and has a platform height of 100 millimetres. With inflation free, solid rubber tyres measuring in at 170 millimetres. It also has a LED display to show your battery life remaining.

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Some of the specifications for this Hoverboard for sale include:

Maximum Possible MileageUp to 18 kilometres
Net Weight10 kilograms
Maximum Speed (which is controlled for safety reasons)10 kilometres per hour
Minimum Turning Radius
Maximum Climbing Capability ≤ 15˚

2016 eVoy K1

Making use of the newest balancing technology from eVoy, the K1 Hover Board model features Bluetooth speakers, a new and sleeker design and even a better battery life than the previous models from this brand. It further features a 6.5 inch (16.51 centimetre), 350 Watt magnetic levitation wheel, aiding in making it quick and easily manoeuvrable.

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This model has a starting price of around R 6 500.

2015 eVoy A3

Designed for a smooth and effortless ride, the A3 model from eVoy boasts stunning design details, like a three spoke wheel design, and an upgraded motor. With a price tag of around R 6 000, this Hoverboard features two driver motors placed within the wheels, Bluetooth and a protective body to protect the board in cases such as rolling.

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The HVRbrd

With a price tag of around R 6 200, these boards have LG batteries and has a charging time of three hours. It has a 100 kilogram weight limit along with solid rubber tyres. Portable, it is equipped with a 158 Wh battery and has a range of between 10 kilometres and 15 kilometres.

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Image via HVRbrd

Some of the specifications for the HVRbrd includes:

Maximum Possible Mileage10 kilometres – 15 kilometres
Net Weight10 kilograms
Maximum Speed 10 kilometres per hour
Maximum Climbing Capability Up to a 15˚ incline

*Do Note – News Networks have reported issues with some the Hoverboards’ batteries, so ensure that, if you do decide to purchase one of these awesome gadgets, they are of a guaranteed high quality.

But What is an Electric Skateboard then?

Very simply explained as a skateboard fitted with an electric motor, an Electric Skateboard is also intuitively controlled – leaning to turn. These gadgets are equipped with brakes, models making use of a remote that is in charge of controlling your speed and other functions.

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Find a Hoverboard for sale on Junk Mail

Junk Mail boasts a number of awesome boards to choose from. To help you find the ultimate in Hoverboards and Electric Skateboards, we wanted to highlight some of the newest ads on Junk Mail:

New Segway Board for sale

Priced at R 3 200, it features a Samsung battery and is for sale in Durban Central.

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LG Battery Operated Hoverboard

With a price tag of R 4 950, this board is available in a selection of colours and has a top speed of 15 kilometres per hour.

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2 Wheel Smart Self Balancing Electric Board

Available in Pietermaritzburg, these Hover Boards are priced at R 4 200.

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Airwheel Electric M3 Skateboard

With a price tag of R 7 999, this Electric Skateboard is for sale in Pretoria East.

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Electric Skateboards for Sale

Carrying a price tag of R 7 000, this funky skateboard is available in Gauteng.

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Looking for an Electric Skateboard or Hoverboard for sale? Junk Mail has what you need! For great deals and bargains, visit www.JunkMail.co.za now. Selling your Hoverboard? Why not place your FREE AD on Junk Mail today?

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